甫 (so called 'wedding')

Hello,
can you please share some information and resources about the origin of the glyph ‘甫’?
Usually, I check on wiktionary.org, but this site does have much details on how this kanji emerged (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/甫).

Sincerely

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My kanji origin dictionary has this to say about that element, but keep in mind that it’s often a phonetic element in many of the kanji it appears in, not lending any (or much) meaning to them.

甫は、平らな苗床のことで、平らにへばりつく、ぴたりとくっつくの意を含む。圃の原字。

So it represents a flat (plant) nursery and also encompasses the idea of “sticking closely to something.”

They have a really tiny drawing of the evolution of the shape over time, so I (crudely) reproduced it in paint.

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I love this website, BTW – https://www.kanjipedia.jp/

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thanks Leebo,
it seems like a nice dictionary, can you please share the dictionary title and details?

thanks polv,
yet in this particular case it does not seem to offer more details about 甫, or did I miss to use the site properly?

It’s this one

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1977 pages? great!

copying details here in case the link breaks:

漢字源 改訂第五版 (高校生向辞典)

  • ISBN-10: 405303101X
  • ISBN-13: 978-4053031013
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Yeah, it has 17,000 kanji according to the package. (obviously many of those are very slight variations on other, more common kanji, but still)

They are very thin pages.

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I surprised myself that I could read the title of that by myself, but what is the 向 doing there? Is it like “dictionary aimed at high school students”?

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This without the kana possibly:

https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/〜向け

I just read it as むき, but maybe that’s not right.

https://jisho.org/word/向き

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Ahh, makes sense. I was on the right track, and still got the same meaning, I just had no idea how to read it.

Thanks

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